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Jan 31, 2014 11:00pm EST
quote fort lee, new jersey. john. >>> good evening john as you can see the george washington bridge is the busiest bridge in the world. i'll step aside, you can have a look at it. it's a really pretty bridge as well, chris christie appears to be in a pretty tight spot. the man who ordered the lane closures, is saying by letter that evidence exists that governor christie knew about those lane closures at the time they are taking place and that is something that governor christie has vehemently denied. the lane closings at the george washington bridge creating a commuter nightmare for days, caused not by a traffic study, but as the alleged political pay back against a democratic mayor who refused to back christie for
Feb 1, 2014 9:00am EST
to talk about the role of washington d.c. year in the capital in the midst of the sesquicentennial of the civil war, commemorating 150 years of the civil war, it lasted four bloody years and took the lives of 700,000 americans, north and south and when we think about this civil war it is typically with the sense of the divisive relationship between north and south and the violence that captured the nation well before the war began. men from the north and men from the south became a angry and angrier, challenging one another with words and with guns over the issue of slavery and washington d.c. has long served as the epicenter of that discussion. when we think of the coming of the civil war almost common picture is of the caning of charles sumner, an anti slavery senator from massachusetts by south carolina congressman preston brooks on the floor of the senate in 1856. i will talk about this in a minute but tonight i want to talk about how the picture of washington as violent and divisive is misleading. instead, the real key to understanding washington in the mid-19th century is to
Feb 8, 2014 7:00pm EST
on the political at fear in washington, d.c., in the 18 40s and 1850s. the author reports that the personal relationships forged by many of the politician of the day impacted legislative writing and left lawmakers ill prepared for succession. this is about half an hour. thank you for coming. it's great to see some familiar faces and others and it's great to be at one of my favorite bookstores. i've been coming here for a long time. i appreciate the invitation. it's really appropriate for us to talk about the role of what'd here in capital. in the midst of the civil war. it commemorates 150 years of the civil war which lasted four bloody years and captured the lives of more than 700,000 americans north and south. and when we think about the civil war, it's typically with a sense of the divisive relationship between north and south. and the violence that captured the nation well before the war began. and washington, d.c., has long served as sort of the epicenter of that discussion when we think of the coming of the civil war probably our morse common picture of the caning of charles sumner, a
Feb 23, 2014 8:15pm EST
president washington aware of the precedent he was setting gained ever lied power e despite the constitutional limits. this is about 40 minutes. [applause] >> thank you very much ladies and gentlemen. if you have turned off your cell phone -- i will leave mine on and take messages for you. if some of you are upset with our president or some of his predecessors, some of the belief that he or they ignored the law or the constitution, while the fault, dear brutus -- you don't mind if i call you brutus, do you -- the fault is not in the stars but in ourselves for the elected him and then tha but inl fairness to ourselves, it is always in the constitution and in the first president george washington. the constitution says, and i quote, the executive power shall be vested in a president of the united dates but it fails to define executive power and it fails to say what the president should do with it other then execute the office of the president, whatever that means. it means nothing and that is what the framers intended. the president was to do nothing. the framers wrote a const
Feb 14, 2014 9:30am EST
institute, mark nord economiche usda's research service. thank you both for being on the "washington journal." forttle left in our program this morning, we want to return to where we started. the fact that the republicans recently met to discuss their strategy. the democrats are meeting this week to discuss their strategy. the president speaking live in about an hour. the president declared 2014 a year of action. we want to hear your views. what do you think, what do you want from washington? is washington to bake, is washington not doing enough? -- is washington too big? think about where you see washington and your life. dial in on one of those numbers or sunday tweet, @cspanwj. we will begin taking those calls in just a minute. ♪ >> watch our program on michelle obama saturday at 7:00 p.m. eastern on c-span/ monday night, we conclude our series with a special program from marshall washington to michelle obama. >> she brings financial resources, makes a mount vernon a successful operation, makes it possible for washington to be away for 8 years. >> there was something about abraham lin
Feb 23, 2014 7:45am EST
the lives of numerous american revolutionary women from martha washington and mercy otis warren to dolley madison. this is about one hour. >> thank you very much. so is this cool or what? you get to get out of school and come here to this bookstore which has been on "saturday night live," this bookstore has, and in doonesbury cartoons, and the president came to this bookstore. so this is a very special place to get to come and a very special for me to be here, too. so i'm very pleased. but i'm also a special place to be able to talk to you about these great women, because when i was a kid growing up, and even well into my time as an adult, i would look at all these stories from history and all these pictures and paintings and all the statues, and there were no women. and i start to think maybe there weren't any women there. there. what do you think? [laughter] do you think of any women around the time of the aggression mac and the constitution and all that? you do? you think there were actual women? probably. i did start to think about and thought adam and eve, there were women than. alth
Feb 14, 2014 7:00am EST
want from washington. do you want more laws? is there a legislative interest that you have? what direction do you want to see things go? you can see the numbers on the screens. you can join the conversation taking place on facebook. it you can send us a tweet. a journal.send this is becky howser writing on our facebook page. i want proof that they get it. i want to see them cut their salaries by 50%. that is just one of the many comments that we have already gotten on facebook. but do you want from washington? this is an politico this morning. reelection. isk 73 years old. he was first elected in 1994. from the daily caller, tea party groups are making and spending millions but not on candidates. arewell-known groups spending 80% of their money if you want to read the full article you can go to the daily caller. hill,s from the we'll be carrying that live at 10:30 a.m. what do you want from washington? we will start with marie. i want to see democracy really work. i feel that are rights are being denied. feeling like here in , we went to vote for who we wanted for president. the
Feb 9, 2014 6:03pm EST
american revolutionary women from martha washington to dolly madison. this is about an hour. [applause] so is this cool or what you get out of school and come here to this bookstore which has been on saturday night live, and the president came to this bookstore so this is a very special place and it's very special for me to get here so i am very pleased. but i am also pleased to be able to talk to you about this because when i was a kid growing up even well into my time as an adult i would look at all of these stories from history and all these pictures and paintings and all that statute i started to think maybe there were not any then. do you think there are any around the time of the declaration of independence or the constitution and all that, do you think they were actual women? probably. i did start to think about it and thought adam and e., they were winning then although my favorite bumpers wicker is she was framed. [laughter] so of course living here and growing up here i did go to mount vernon all the time, so i did know that there was somebody named martha washington, but that's
Feb 9, 2014 8:00am PST
quote . this what is mike romgers is notorious for in washington, literally making things up and smearing political opponents and journalists he doesn't like. he recently did it when he said there was indications that edward snowden was working with russian intelligence and every major newspaper in the country said not only is there no evidence of that, but that investigators have said it's not the case, that he acted alone. but i defy mike rogers, if he wants to make that accusation, to come forward and present actual evidence that any journalist has stolen -- has sold documents or stolen material or engaged in any kind of criminality.
Feb 22, 2014 10:45am EST
. it'll help us, it will help washington balance their budget. >> i would like to add one comment, jack dalrymple from north dakota. we are one of the lucky ones in north dakota. we have a very strong economy. we actually have a budget surplus in our state, so we were able to deal with the effects of sequestration, but they are real. many cases. especially in areas like flood ortrol or water supplies especially roads and highways. we have had to make up for substantial amount of funding with our own state funds. and we feel blessed that we were able to do that, but these are real dollars, and of course we would like it if the federal funding would continue at the levels that it had been, but, you know, we find our way to stay ahead. i think what frustrates people is the silliness that you get into indie sequestration process . of a part-example time information person at our national park system who provided information to tauru tourists on the interstate highway every summer on how to find the park. the total cost of the part-time person was $35,000, and the federal government chose to
Feb 1, 2014 12:01pm EST
and washington. she asked where my interest in fdr came from. it's partly the talks that my grandmother had with me. in the books i'm always kind of reaching back into my childhood for things fascinated me. i wrote about the new pile of i think because world war ii had just been in the air when i was a kid. and somehow the roosevelts i fell in love with the path when i was yondah. and somehow they represented a fascinating period pity and i knew that they had been around just before i was born of my grandparents use and time and there's something in there that you're not to be part of about. the craziest recollection comes back to me. it wouldn't cover -- would uncover drawers. it's a left of the drawers filled with old things of her father's -- it seems far-fetched but i'm telling you that is what really lies behind the kid that is interested in history and then gets older and decides he wants to live and not world. i think that's what it is. with every book, you look for a time in this era of the past and get to know what it was like. it is a longing to go back. and for me this amazing ch
Feb 14, 2014 7:30pm PST
gwen: what's working in washington; what's not; and why. from debt debates to health care disputes. this week has been a case study. we explain why, tonight on "washington week." all is in the eye of the beholder. whether it's about the health care law -- >> i think 10 years from now, five years from now, we're going to look back and say this was a monumental achievement >> just when we thought it couldn't get any worse, the white house decided to delay the mandate again. this must be what a year of action looks like. gwen: whether it's about increasing the debt limit -- >> our members are not crazy about voting for the debt increase. >> house republicans were willing to join in a catastrophic default in our nation's obligations. gwen: whether it's about raising the minimum wage -- >> today i'm issuing an executive order requiring federal contractors to pay their employees a fair wage of at least $10.10 an hour. >> to argue that raising the minimum wage is going to create upward mobility is, quite frankly, silly. i mean, $10.10 is not the american dream. gwen: the debates that coul
Feb 17, 2014 11:00am EST
at metro-owned lots and garages. >>> today, mount vernon is celebrating george washington's birthday. thousands of people will visit the landmark today to take part in a series of events. news4's megan mcgrath is live with more on what you can expect. megan, tell us about what's happening. >> reporter: barbara, an absolutely gorgeous day here at mount vernon. you can see the mansion over my shoulder here and all of the snow on the ground. just a short time ago, a birthday observance wrapped up, and now the tours are in full swing here. george washington was actually born on the 22nd of february, but his birthday is celebrated the third monday of the month, and, of course, this is a big day here at mount vernon, the only day of the year when admission is free. now, earlier this morning, a ceremony was held at washington's tomb here on the grounds. take a look. ♪ [ "taps" playing ] and as you heard, "taps" was played and then a wreath was laid inside the tomb. on hand, governor terry mcauliffe, as well as visitors here to mount vernon. now, it's going to be a very busy day here. the
Feb 16, 2014 6:30am EST
in washington, d.c., but i will say, this hollande is 20% popularity, unemployment is over 10% in france. he is really losing the battle against germany for preem innocence. the european union is in very serious trouble. this may they'll have parliamentary elections for the european you know and these pop list sovereignty party, anti-immigrant parties in england, the front in france, the party in holland, they'll have a sweeping victory and very dramatic effect because they want to destroy the european union. the whole institution is very much in shape. you have the north-south battle between they're tired find bailing folks out. in england they have the european independent party that wants to get out of the e.u., in september they have a vote in scotland where they want to get out of britain. tribalism, if you will, is trumping over transnationalism in the continent of europe. >> in england they don't like the e.u. currency and want their own currency. >> the rise of the right in france and these other countries has more to do with the lack of jobs and the sluggish economy than it does wit
FOX Business
Feb 13, 2014 9:00pm EST
. >> for the first time most of america's richest counties surrounding washington dc. washington is where you go if you want to show privileges and that is where they dole them out and as government grows washington is also where they say that we are all equal and in this together. when the government is very vague, that is a lot. >> all of us are equal. john: what about all of this writing about communism? the principles apply to america today. the ggvernment central planning hurts everyone a little but rewards people with connection. >> the animals themselves are no better off. john: they were the political leaders and over time they prospered at the other animals expense. ♪ ♪ john: some are lower than others. today the animals that are more he will than others are washington politicians and their cronies. and those who get close to the politicians. that is how in the budget deal hollywood film producers got a special break. nascar got $70 million to build a new race track. multinational corporations of offshore subsidiaries got a 9 billion-dollar tax break. and the active part of this is
Feb 23, 2014 8:30am PST
from cbs news in washington, "face the nation" with bob schieffer. >> schieffer: today on "face the nation." a coup in ukraine and the nation's governors descend on washington. we'll get the latest from kiev and the main opposition liter has been set three. the take of senator john mccain on how this is affecting u.s. and russian relations. and as the nion's governors gather for their annual conference, we'll talk to two, louisiana republican bobby jendl and maryland democrat about the future of their parties. we'll have analysis from a super power political panel of the "washington post." jonathan martin of the "new york times." amy walter of the political report and our own john dickerson. we'll bring in "time" international editor and cbs news state department correspondent margaret breman for analysis on syria and ukraine. 60 years of news because this is "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs good morning again it is fairly quiet on the streets of ukraine this morning, but the situation is far from settled. for latest we're going to cbs news correspondent holly will
Feb 25, 2014 1:00am PST
senator paula hawkins given the honor of reading to the united states senate george washington's farewell address. one senator gets tapped to do that every year in the senate and when paula hawkins got her turn in 1985, she read that address to the senate faster than anyone else had ever read it in the whole history of reading that speech out loud. when george washington left office, he decided to not seek a third term as president, he wrote his farewell address to the nation. this is the original. he never intended it to be read out loud. he wrote it as a document that would be readily the eye, not spoken by the voice. he had it published in a philadelphia newspaper called the "daily american advertiser." they published in other papers after that. it's a great work of american statesmanship. it's beautiful in its own way but it's really dense. it's really dense. it's written to be read. it is nearly 8,000 words long. if you do read it out loud, it takes at least 45 minutes to read. in 1962, the senate historian says one west virginia senator who was reading it to the senate that year act
Feb 12, 2014 2:00pm EST
we talked about with jim bullard is what happens in washington that affects the economy. he says that is another impediment removed, another reason things will pick up this year. back now to what he said about what this means for fed communications. >> the thresholds have been useful and have served a good purpose, but now we are coming through the on employment threshold, it makes sense to say they have done what they need to do and now we have to move to more traditional policy guidance. when we were back at eight percent unemployment, unemployment was declining, we did not want markets to think we would raise rates while unemployment was that high. --should we ignore the 6.5% >> they worked well in that period. we knew the day would come and we would pass through the threshold. that day is here. the thing to do now, in my opinion, is too good to more qualitative guidance. this will allow us to be more encompassing about the kinds of labor market and other indicators we want to look at in making a judgment about wanting to change interest rates. that is more of a traditional po
Feb 2, 2014 10:00am EST
. people are drawn to washington state because we have these wild places in these old mature forests where you can get lost. you can hide. you can discover things and that is very, very checked it to people coming into the pacific northwest. to preserve that keep the iconic forest, iconic species, cnn, with the collaboration between all these groups to have long term, viable, sustainable. >> while visiting olympia could washington with the help of her cable partner, comcast, but tv took a tour of the washington state library. >> main industry in two. on the pacific northwest and special collections library for the of washington. we are here at the state library in washington. today i'm going to show you the original territorial collection, which was brought here in october 1853 and was selected by the original first territorial governor of washington isaac ngo stevens. stevens was worn in 1818 on the east coast to a fairly prominent family over there and then disappointing in 1853 as the governor of the territory. this is where he has a territorial collection is a very secure fireproof vau
Al Jazeera America
Feb 22, 2014 7:30pm EST
. first glen greenwalled's partner and now edward snowden's lawyer held. the owner of the washington in business with the c.i.a. and putting the paper in a conflict of interest. high end photography, a couple of russians snapping away above the clouds. ever since the protestor hit the streets in venezuela we have been tracking the media coverage of a that story. what began as the demonstrations is now being characterized by their president and the media that back him. the media outside of the country is seeing the story differently. a 24 hour news channel has the path block dz on the orders of the president. he threatened to kickcnn out of the country. for all of the issues that the predez or had this is the first time of reigning outside of the borders. they are taking to twitter to rage the battle. most of the media is exposed as fakes or old. the opponents accuse the president of muzzling the media and this isn't the first them that the government has accused opposition news out lets . venezuela state run channel had the president looking presidential and working a crowd of suppor
Al Jazeera America
Feb 7, 2014 2:00pm EST
's expected to sign the new farm bill into law. mike viqueira is in washington with more on the bill and why the president went all the way to michigan to sign it, mike? >> well, there were a couple of reasons for that. some just plain old poll licks. the chair woman hails from michigan. michigan state university is where the president is going to be appearing. it's a variety verse agricultural community, many people don't know that. $956 billion -- let's just call it an even trillion, del over ten years. and it has been a long time coming. the country has been without a farm bill since last september when the last farm bill expired. but the fight had lasted much longer than that. chief among the concerns, the reformers in the tea party felt as though too much money was being spent on food stamps. they had an enormous cut, some 10% of food stamp expenditures, that did not come anywhere close in the final product. about 1%, $800 million a year cut, still a lot of people very unhappy about that. environmentalists are unhappy, the administration defends this bill, saying this is the best they c
Feb 16, 2014 10:00pm EST
a period of 13 days as lincoln makes his way by trade from his home in springfield illinois to washington d.c. for his inauguration, and the air is filled with rumors of the assassination plot. in their land where his trade will pass below the mason-dixon line for the first time there are rumors he will be shot or stabbed or the trade will be blocked one dash puller up as the whistle stop appearance. allen pinkerton of the pinkerton detective agency is on the scene already there in baltimore that has just under two weeks to a cover hard evidence of this lublin plots before time runs out. what makes the situation even more difficult and dangerous is there is no good way to get from springfield to washington and at this time. america's railroads are expanding at a fantastic rate but dosing gold direct railway line or transcontinental yet. the railway system 1861 looks as if you had taken a plate of spaghetti and had thrown it dawned on map for every orleans there is the independence regional railway line. in all, he took a route that crisscrossed and doubled back covering a distance of 2,000
Feb 23, 2014 9:00am EST
>> busisiness news from the capital region. this is "washington business report" with abc7 national correspondent rebecca oper. >> thanks for joining us. this week, the underbelly of the start of world. at works a what does not. and y using a business plan y not be the b best way to start your new business. ana new partnership to savave the corcoran. an exclusive, we talk to the three top leaders chargrged with bringing those e elements tother and bringing the corcoran collection in washington. first, let's get to the week in review. this week, washington area businesses were still digging out of the snow. this is a family-owned business that likeso offer reliability, soso they opened every day. me customers even using the store as a refuge when their own offices closed. services where you could operate your business here if you need it. >> but all of the snow has hurt the bottom line for many businesses, eveven hardware stos . they s say the storms have cost them in other sales. for washington travel agencies and others offering wararm weather dedestinations. bookings are up to jam
Feb 1, 2014 6:00pm EST
snow to the north of washington, more rain to the south of washington. i'll be back in just over ten minutes with who's under a winter storm watch from this system and more on the timing. >> too good to be true. >>> today marks one week since that deadly shooting at the columbia mall. 19-year-old dariian aguilar opened fire there. friends of the two victims organized a special tribute. news4's derek ward has more. >> reporter: at exactly 11:15 in the morning, the time of the shootings one week ago, a moment of silence around the fountain and throughout the mall in colombia, where one week ago three young lives converged in a way no one could have expected or wanted. it's changed the way many see this place, and even changed the faces of mall patrons. but changings reached beyond the -- the shooter appeared to be a normal 20-something, not outwardly violent or disturbed. >> kind of changed the way i perceive being out in public. >> the plywood that announces the store's closure, becomes a place of remembrance. it's that scene that brought these folks here to the shores of centennial l
FOX News
Feb 15, 2014 2:00pm PST
that today for the first time most of american's richest counties surround washington, d.c washington is where you go if you want special privileges. that's where they dolele them o. as government grows, they haveoe more to dole out. washington is also where they say, we're all equal.wash we're all in this together. but when government is very big, that's a lot. george orwell understood when he wrote "animal farm". >> we are all equal. >> orwell was writing about communism, but the principles apply to america today.a government's central planning hurts everyone a little, but rewards people with connections. >> obviouslyly "animal farm" is suspect. the animals are no better off. with with the exception of the state. >> reporter: the pigs in "animal farm" were the political leadero and over time, they prospered a the other animals' expense. their slogan at least was morels honest than what our politicians say. >> some animals with more equal♪ than others. today the animals that are more equal are washington politicians and their cronies. or people who aren't crony, butt rich enough to
Feb 24, 2014 12:00pm EST
the warning signs. helde company could be liable. >> it is time for leaders in washington to provide the tools we need to do even more. holdersney general eric says it could be the crime of the century. 70 million customers with information exposed. holder says the law has to change. ontoday i am calling congress to create a strong national standard. federal law requiring companies to quickly alert consumers about cyber attacks, and if not, they are held legally responsible. to breaches, banks and hospitals are federally regulated but many companies, including retailers, faced no uniform federal standards. that is why senators grilled executives from neiman marcus and target. it is now being revealed that neiman marcus overlooked 60,000 internal alerts that its credit card system was being hacked. still, target shoppers are undaunted. >> they were up front from the very beginning. i love target and will always shocking the matter what. a federal law to hold retailers feet to the fire is getting mixed reviews. >> i do not think it was overkill. we need protection. >> i think we get lazy when we
>> booktv is on location in washington, d.c. joined by the under secretary of the smithsonian who has a new book out. s smith sonnian's history. first of all mr. kern, what's your day job? >> great question, peter. well, my day job is helping take care of the smithsonian and the legacy that the american people give us. you know we host over 30 million people to the museum. my job is to help make the museums work help the directors do their job. i have to take care of budgets and politics and public relations and things but also the content of the work what we do what we show the kind of ways in which we want to help americans and people around the world understand the american experience. >> how long have you been with the smithsonian? >> i first worked here in 1976 for the bicentennial of the united states, and then permanently since 1994. >> as the under secretary, are you the coo in a sense? >> well, we have three under secretary, one a earth science one is finance administration, and i'm for everything el
Feb 17, 2014 5:00am EST
to washington, only near 20 in montgomery county, too, southern part of the montgomery county, and around the beltway. we're in the low to mid 20s including prince george's county and into fairfax county. staying in the mid 20s through 8:00, bright sunshine today, though. a light wind. i think by noontime should be around 30. only reaching the mid 30s by mid-afternoon. then overnight tonight, snow begins to move in. here's the timing. i think by midnight or so, light snow coming in. earlier than that. after that, we'll have the snow picking up, only for a couple of hours. by dawn tuesday, it is long gone. we'll get the sunshine back. total amounts of snow expected -- generally around -- this is an old map. don't look at that. only maybe about an inch or so. and we'll get back to you, and i'll show you the right one coming up in a couple of minutes. you've got the right maps. >> i've got the right maps, testimony. do not show us that one. that was terrible. like a nightmare all over again. unfortunately, i also have bad news. this is in the district, northbound d.c. 295, unfortunately shut
Feb 22, 2014 2:00pm EST
by detective alan pinkerton. was executed in baltimore as lincoln stopped in the city on the way to washington d.c.. this is about 40 minutes. >> thank you. thank you for coming out. it is a real pleasure to be here in illinois especially because this is literally where the wheels of this story started turning both figuratively and literally. the book is the story to a large extent of allan pinkerton, famous detective of the nineteenth century who got his start just about a half-hour to the north of the here in dundee, ill.. it also features a lawyer by the name of abraham lincoln who i also understand came to prominence here in illinois. i will give you the plot in a nut shell. the year is 1861. lincoln has been elected president and it turns out that there was a period in our nation's history when presidential elections had a divisive and polarizing effect on the population. very unlike the perfect harmony and stability of our present day. so over the period of 13 days as lincoln is making his way by train to his home in springfield, ill. washington d.c. for his inauguration as president the
Feb 27, 2014 11:00pm EST
nuclear power plant. he commutes two hours to washington. the door andck on quick conversation on the phone, murphy declined to comment. neighbors hesitant to speak publicly told off were deeply tall rolled -- deeply troubled by the tragedy of. but robert alvarado is speaking up. >> outstanding employee, great kid to be around. >> alvarado believes what happened at engine 26 says more about a department in disarray than the inaction of a few firefighters. people that are the bravest people out there possibly. they are afraid of nothing, but now they are afraid. that is how bad it is. report, whento the 77-year-old cecil mills collapsed, people rushed conveniently to a nearby fire hall. >> the fire department is across the street. >> we are going to send someone right away. athe report states that rookie firefighter informed firefighter one of the situation. firefighter one said they were not dispatched to the call and they needed to inform the lieutenant. firefighter one went to the lieutenant's bunk room and inform the lieutenant the man across the street was down and asked if
Feb 15, 2014 6:00am EST
number one, we have a chance for sweat snowflakes. it does include carroll and frederick and washington counties and northern maryland as well as the panhandle of west virginia and right down through the shenandoah valley. strasburg, page county, all under the winter weather advisory that goes over the next couple of hours. here's radar this morning. this is all just light rain in the washington area. though, there may be an occasional snowflake or two mixed in. the bulk of the rain and snow should be coming to an end about lunchtime, 1:00 or 2:00 out west. generally in the low to mid 30s in the metro. cold up here in northern maryland where the snow is sticking a touch. your saturday planner, cold and rain/snow filled start today. rain/snow for much of the morning. then, just as that comes to an end, it gets windy around here later on this afternoon. so kind of an ugly, wet start and a cold, windy finish to your saturday. we'll talk about tomorrow and your 7-day forecast. >>> this morning, many people are digging out their cars and trucks buried under piles of snow. some neighborhood s
Feb 13, 2014 6:00am EST
the story overnight. our other front-page story is washington awarding the default for now because the senate has joined the house in suspending the debt limit until march of 26 -- 2015. what was needed to get the deal done was mitch mcconnell and john cornyn. you wonder if that will hurt them in the midterm election come november. >> ted cruz is front and center. >> he is. is able to appeal to constituents to say i hung in there, and i was stuff. it was john boehner who gave ground. john boehner looks good because he did not put up a fight. everybody is able to save face on this deal. >> maybe someone acted like an adult in washington. >> another winter storm paralyzing the south. georgia, traffic jams as far as the eye can see. i know we could get up to eight inches where i live in the suburbs. >> winter. enough. a dusting in new york. >> i walked to work this morning a lovelyand it was morning in new york city. there was no salt on the ground. there has been some concern as to whether there is enough salt. according to the president of the federal salt bureau for lack of a bette
Al Jazeera America
Feb 24, 2014 12:00pm EST
washington i am way suarez. >> welcome to aljazeera america. i'm del walters. president obama once again calling for a year of action during his meetings with the nation's governors today. the defense secretary expected to announce a major plan to shrink the military to its smallest size in decades. >> ukraine's ousted president now a wanted man, why russia said that deal with ukraine is used as a cover for a power grab. >> every time a black person does something like this, you break down a barrier. >> one man overcame adverse city with his knowledge of fine wine. >> president obama hosting the nations governors at the white house. state leaders from both parties meeting with the president and vice president, the president addressing bipartisan issues from minimum wage to the affordable care act. mike, what came out of the meeting? >> the president had the assembled governors, the annual meeting, he had them here last night for a black tie din western today for a meeting. he said once again, sort of a mini state of the union in comments about an hour ago. he wants a hike in the mi
Feb 1, 2014 3:37pm EST
happens tonight on c-span2's booktv. >>> this weekend booktv is in olympia, washington, with the help of our local cable partner, comcast. learn about the history of the puget sound, next. >> when our nation was founded in 1776, only 16 years later were the first explorers exploring puget sound. so the shipping and the exploration by ship was going on very quickly after we became a nation. and it's, of course, even before. the original residents were the indian population, the tribal nations that were here. the first british explorers came here in 1792. captain george vancouver and lieutenant peter puget, for whom puget sound is named. so it was a very important area for settlement, for trade and for the establishment of forts for trading by the british and the hudson bay company. in the late 1800s and mid 1800s, we became an offshoot of the gold rush in california in 1849. many of the activities that happened here and in seattle and in taco that and the sound -- tacoma and the sound were basically spin-offs from the gold rush of 1849. a lot of the shipping, a lot of the ships that ca
Feb 28, 2014 5:00am EST
in ukraine is getting more tense. at 5:00ning washington a.m. begins right now. captioned by the national captioning institute >> live from the abc 7 broadcast center, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> good morning. the good news is we made it to friday. let's get over to jacqui jeras. she has more on the frigid temperatures this morning. >> it is more like late sunday night into monday, morning they monday event. today is going to look great. sunshine, yes. warm temperatures, no. we are waking up to teens and single digits. this is the coldest day of the week. six degrees in hagerstown. 10 in winchester. 16 in d.c. annapolis, 16. it is going to be a frigid friday. it will look good with plenty of sunshine. saturday is looking calm but the clouds will increase throughout the weekend. our big storm arrives sunday night into monday. we are expecting a little bit of snow,hing, rain, sleet, and freezing rain the coming a big concern. more details coming up in a few minutes. >> thank you. we will start off the construction along new york avenue inbound. thi
Feb 12, 2014 6:00pm EST
later in the day, that senator angus king be recognized to deliver washington's farewell address under the previous order, upon the conclusion of the reading, i be recognized and when the senate be in a period of morning business until 5:00 p.m. with senators permitted to speak up to ten minutes each. at are 5:00 p.m., the senate provided to the meyer nomination, with the time equally divided and controlled in the usual form prior to the vote on the meyer mom nation. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. reid: the next vote will be monday, february 24 at 5:30 p.m. if floss further business to if floss further business to although histories of the vietnam era war might make only passing reference to the 100 it's not because they weren't there in numbers. perhaps not as glamorous as other planes. their contribution to the war effort was irreplaceable. >> it's absolutely beautiful. it just seems so familiar to actually sit here. >> when they put it back together again you will have to come and see it. >> absolutely. >> from my personal tie to this airplane assumes they are planet
Feb 21, 2014 7:30pm PST
gwen: upheaval abroad, lively debates at home. we dig in tonight on "washington week." >> president yanukovych has the opportunity to make a choice. a choice between protecting the people that he serves, all of the people, and the choice for compromise and dialogue versus violence and mayhem. gwen: as a bloody, fiery standoff plays out in kiev's independence square -- >> the opposition doesn't seem -- didn't want dialogue or settle the situation within constitutional framework. want to take power by force. gwen: the u.s. and russia are watching closely. the uproar in ukraine. is it over or just beginning? while at home the political battle centers on the minimum wage. >> this is not just the policy. it also happens to be good policy. because the truth of the matter is the overwhelming majority of the americans think that raising the minimum wage is a good idea. gwen: and on what it will take in money and in positioning to win in 2014. >> so this fall, you'll have a choice. winners make policy and losers go home. gwen: covering the week, david sanger of "the new york times." greg ip
Feb 8, 2014 9:53pm EST
in washington. the texas book festival which is this weekend in austin. those are both great and i hope they will continue long after i am gone to entertain people and introduce people to their favorite authors and introduce people to love reading. and so i think that will stay for a long time. and no child left behind, strong bipartisan support. i hope the principles of accountability and responsibility we have to every student in the united states both to our own children but to all children. i hope those will last. i hope, kind of strength and compassion i was able to bring after september 11 will be something that other people will both want to emulate and also convert people for a long time. -- comfort people for a long time. >> laura bush. thank you for your time. >> thank you. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2014] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] >> later, another washington, d.c. tradition. the national prayer breakfast with president obama. >> kentucky senator rand paul is our guest this weekend on "newsmakers." we talk to him about the
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